Contouring Basics | B., Revlon, Topshop, Real Techniques

Hello everyone!
I’ve finally delved into the realms of YouTube and uploaded my first tutorial video. In this blog I’ll offer extra info on the products and the brushes I used and also some other techniques to use when contouring.
B. Sculpted Contour Kit in 082 Medium (£10.49) – I recently purchased this as I love B. products (as you can probably tell from my past few blog posts) and the Sleek contour kit that I wanted was out of stock. The great thing about this little kit is the instructions on the back. It has a diagram of a face and where you should highlight/contour which is great for a beginner or even if you’re used to contouring. Although I haven’t yet tried out the cream highlighter that’s in the kit, it seems to have a nice consistency and has a nice gleam to it. The contour powder itself is like a matte bronzer and blends in really well. I do however think that it is slightly over priced and if you can’t afford it, then a matte/less shimmery bronzer will do the job fine.
Revlon Matte Blusher in 02 Blushing Berry (£5.99) – I have had this blusher for a few years now, hence it looking so dishevelled and well used. This shade is lovely for my skin tone as I am very pale. With blusher I think it’s better to put it on lightly and build it up as you don’t want to end up looking like a drag queen (or maybe you do, that’s completely up to you). As I’ve said, I have had this blusher for a while now, and despite it being down to pan, it hasn’t crumbled and works just as well as when I bought it so I highly recommend this product for lasting capability and longevity. 
Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon (£10) – I’d never thought to buy makeup from Topshop before but I saw this and thought it was a lovely colour and a perfect shade for my complexion as I sometimes find highlighter to be too dark for my skin. As mentioned in my video, I love the packaging of this. It has a simple design with stars on which I think looks great. It also applies very well and lasts. If you can’t afford this one, or in some shops I know it’s discontinued, MUA now stock a highlighter that is quite similar for only £3 called Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder. It’s important with highlight to not put too much on as you could end up with shiny looking skin.
The brushes I used were the Real Techniques Contour Brush, Real Techniques Blush Brush and Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush. In the video I also used a big powder brush to blend in any excess blusher/contour. This was an EcoTools powder brush. For more information on makeup brushes, I have a previous blog post about some of the Real Techniques brushes that you may find useful when deciding on which ones to buy.
At some point I will be uploading another video on contouring but using a different technique with liquid and cream products. 
So what did you think of my first video? Did you find it useful, and if so, are there any other tutorials you would like to see?
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